eco-


a combining form representing ecology in the formation of compounds (ecosystem; ecotype); also with the more general sense “environment,” “nature,” “natural habitat” (ecocide; ecolaw; ecopolitics).

Nearby words

  1. ecm,
  2. ecmnesia,
  3. ecmo,
  4. eco,
  5. eco, umberto,
  6. eco-warrior,
  7. ecocatastrophe,
  8. ecocentric,
  9. ecocentrism,
  10. ecocide

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British Dictionary definitions for eco-

eco-

combining form

denoting ecology or ecologicalecocide; ecosphere
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Word Origin and History for eco-

eco-

word-forming element referring to the environment and man's relation to it, abstracted from ecology, ecological; attested from 1969.

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Medicine definitions for eco-

eco-

pref.

Ecology; ecological:ecosystem.

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